by Tamar Snyder This week, my baby boy is celebrating his first birthday. And I’m celebrating a milestone of my own - the fact that I no longer need to lug around a heavy breast pump with me wherever I go. I am grateful to my employer for providing me with a private space to pump and the flexibility to do so when I needed to. However, finding similar accommodations while attending conferences or in the airport when traveling for business … [Read more...] about Planning a Conference? Add a Lactation Room to Your Checklist
by Lynn Schusterman As I sit on my balcony in Jerusalem, looking out over the “city of peace” just before the start of Shabbat, I am filled with both pain and hope - the pain of witnessing yet another senseless conflict and the hope for a better future I take from the acts of humanity and solidarity of the remarkably resilient people I see all around me. Like everyone here, I have been following the news closely, wishing that Israel was not … [Read more...] about Light in Times of Darkness
by Jill W. Smith The world is filled with politicians. There are few leaders among them. Politicians pander. Leaders take stands, often unpopular and consequently, courageous. Michael Bloomberg is not a politician. He is a leader. At a time when Israel is facing what is deemed by many as an existential threat from not only Hamas, but from the reprobation of too many in the international community, Michael Bloomberg stands with Israel. But … [Read more...] about Why Michael Bloomberg is a Powerful Friend of Israel
by Smadar Bar-Akiva The simple answer: Because JCCs, perhaps more than any other institution, have members ... Jews who are a natural constituency for the work we do and whose lives are changed by their involvement in our work. Therefore, when we recruited the senior leadership of 27 JCCs from 12 countries - Canada, England, France, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela - serving more than 300,000 Jews … [Read more...] about Why Was the JCC Global Budapest Conference Different Than Any Other?
How should Jews in the Diaspora (those who themselves are not under threat, as in some cities in Europe) respond to Israel’s needs, and what specific activities should they engage in? by Stephen G. Donshik This time, just like every time there is an armed conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors or the indigenous Palestinian community, there has been a strong response from Jewish communities around the world. In some cases, as in a … [Read more...] about Israel, War and The Diaspora